Man Dancin Creates a US Storm

 

Man Dancin - It's a film about passionScottish gangster flick Man Dancin' (US title Kerrigan's Passion) has won the prestigious Gold Remi Award for Best Dramatic Feature at the 39th WorldFest Film Festival in Houston. It then went on to win the title of Critics' Choice. This comes just a month after Man Dancin' won Best International Feature at the Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey, which considerably animated discussions surrounding US territory distribution.

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Truck Of Dreams Wins World Cinema Award


Arun Kumar's directorial debut feature Truck of Dreams set around a travelling rural cinema in India, has won the World Cinema Award at the Washington DC Independent Film Festival. The film's European premiere is on 3rd May 2006 at Cineworld West Quay as part of the East End Film Festival. An extended feature about the making of the film was published by Netribution  on the 4th April.

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Loach says Cannes is better than Oscars

 

Veteran director Ken LoachWhen the veteran director Ken Loach found himself shortlisted for the Palme d’Or trophy for an eighth time this week, he proclaimed it a greater honour than the Oscars. Loach said that Cannes, the world’s leading showcase for international cinema, was not only the premier film festival, but that its choice of films was not dictated by the intense lobbying of Oscar recognition.


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Loach's Wind That Shakes the Barley Selected for Cannes

 

KenLoachKen Loach's Irish Film Board-backed film, the Wind That Shakes the Barley, has been selected for International Competition at Cannes. Starring Cillian Murphy (Breakfast on Pluto) Liam Cunningham (A Love Divided), Orla Fitzgerald and newcomer Padraic Delaney in the leading roles it was produced by Rebecca O’Brien for Sixteen Films and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Films.

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